China breaks off Taipei Mayor’s live stream of meeting with government official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China broke off the Facebook live streaming of a meeting between Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and the Chinese government’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) chief Liu...

Taipei mayor to meet Chinese government’s Taiwan Affairs Office chief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) would meet the Chinese government’s Taiwan Affairs Office chief Liu Jieyi (劉結一) Friday (July 5) at 5 p.m. at a hotel in Shanghai, a...

Taipei mayor upset at newspaper for 'concocting fake news'

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Wednesday criticized a pro-independence newspaper for "concocting fake news" related to his upcoming trip to China and said he was against both "red"...

Taipei mayor likely to meet senior Chinese officials on China trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Friday, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) denied he had plans to meet with Liu Jieyi (劉結一), director of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO), next week during a forum i...

City and county representatives attend Strait Forum in China despite Taiwan government's warning

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four city and county representatives traveled to China to attend the Strait Forum, which includes week-long conferences and events aiming at promoting exchanges and &ldquo...

KMT delegation from Taiwan to visit Beijing before party primary election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to media reports, a group of Kuomintang (KMT) party members will make a visit to Beijing next week from May 12 to May 15 to “conduct consultations on issue...

Taiwan's Ex-Legislative Yuan speaker Wang Jin-pyng to visit China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former speaker of the Legislative Yuan and Kuomintang (KMT) presidential primary contender Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) has announced plans to visit China in May, sparking speculat...

Taiwan MAC investigates Han Kuo-yu's recent visit to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A special committee has been established to probe the nature of Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) recent visit to China. Han’s sojourn to China last week c...

Han warned against falling into Beijing's unification trap

Taiwanese scholars have voiced concern about Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) recent meetings with Beijing's top officials in Hong Kong and Macau, saying the visits indirectly implied that T...

Taiwan's President Tsai expresses concern over Han's visits with Chinese officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In recent days, Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has met with officials in Hong Kong, Macau, and with top liaison officers of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the regi...

Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council slams China as 'extremely ridiculous'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s top government agency handling cross-strait affairs, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), slammed Beijing for being “extremely ridiculous and deceitful...

MAC: China should resolve its domestic issues before threatening Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) told Beijing to prioritize China’s own domestic issues in response to an earlier comment from a Taiwan Affairs Office r...

Scholar urges Taiwan to remain composed in facing China’s two-prong strategy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A scholar urged Taiwan to remain unfazed by Chinese President Xi Jinping’s proposal of "one country, two systems" as Xi’s remark was prompted by the ...

Xi Jinping laments 'Taiwan so close, yet so far away' in address on cross-strait relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Xi Jinping gave a speech addressing Taiwan in Beijing on Jan. 2 to mark the 40th anniversary of a policy message from the Chinese communist Party (CCP) entitled “Mes...

Further links with China not Kinmen's call, says Taiwan's MAC

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Kinmen County's plans to deepen links with China are not issues that can be acted upon by the local government alone but instead must be carefully measured and assessed, Taiwan'...